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Lorraine Ash

Community Reporter

Lorraine Ash has been a reporter/editor in her native New Jersey since 1982, the year she earned her master’s degree in Public Communications from Fordham University. Her articles have gained global, national, state, and regional attention and awards and have appeared in a number of newspapers, including USA Today. She has worked for publications such as Family Circle Magazine, The Ridgewood News, and the Daily Record. Lorraine also has penned two memoirs and teaches memoir writing. Experience has taught her that everyone has a compelling story to tell. Have a story the community needs to hear? Email her. She’d love to hear from you.

Lorraine Ash's Contributions

  1. Rosie O’Donnell Lowers Price On Saddle River Estate

    Rosie O’Donnell Lowers Price On Saddle River Estate

    SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Comedienne Rosie O’Donnell dropped the asking price on her six-acre Saddle River estate again, nj.com reports.The former talk show host, who has made headlines of late for her tweeting wars with President Donald Trump, now wants $5.9 million, according to the report.RELATED NEWS: Another famed Saddle River resident, Mary J. Blige, also has had problems selling her ...

  2. Medium To Channel 'The Chin,' Her Mafia Don Father

    Medium To Channel 'The Chin,' Her Mafia Don Father

    OLD TAPPAN, N.J. — Old Tappan native Rita Gigante came to being a spiritual healer/medium in a unique way: she is the daughter of infamous mafia boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante.For the record, her upbringing in the Northern Valley was not easy.She chronicled it all in her 2013 book, “The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption.”Now she’s moving into ...

  3. Oradell Fertility Practice Serves Many Rockland Patients

    Oradell Fertility Practice Serves Many Rockland Patients

    ORADELL, N.J. — Hundreds of guests enjoyed a grand opening reception Wednesday at the new Oradell home of the Fertility Institute of New Jersey and New York.The co-medical directors — Dr. Inna Berin of Hillsdale and Dr. Zalman Levine of Teaneck — gave guided tours. Sparkling chandeliers lit the way through 9,100 square feet of state-of-the-art labs, operating and recovery rooms, and ...

  4. Rockland Cancer Patients Come To Bergen For ‘Photo Therapy’

    Rockland Cancer Patients Come To Bergen For ‘Photo Therapy’

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — When breast cancer patient Bernadette Vargas of Fair Lawn trudged to the Allendale photo studio of Michele Bonacorte in July, she felt anything but glamorous.She knew why she was going to Beautiful Self, a nonprofit that starts helping breast cancer patients when their treatments stop.She would have “photo therapy.”Chemo, surgery, radiation – and a host of side effects ...

  5. At Woodcliff Lake Clinic, They've Got Your Back

    At Woodcliff Lake Clinic, They've Got Your Back

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Jane DoCampo of My Back and Body Clinic in Woodcliff Lake teaches yoga classes tailored for people with back problems.“I really need back care yoga for my own back – a herniation and stenosis and degenerative disks,” said DoCampo, formerly a ballet dancer.“A regular yoga practice is not appropriate for my back anymore,” she added, “but I still want to be ...

  6. Mom’s Stuffed Animals Heal Hearts In Rockland, Worldwide

    Mom’s Stuffed Animals Heal Hearts In Rockland, Worldwide

    CLOSTER, N.J. — Lisa Oliveri Vreeland of Closter will never forget the office visit with her doctor.It was 2009 and her 4-day-old son, Robby, had died unexpectedly.“[The doctor] put his forehead to my forehead,” the then-new mom recalled. “He looked me right in the eyes. He said, ‘You cannot let this define you.’” Then, he told her to do something to turn the tragedy into a positive.Two ...

  7. Mahwah Hindu Temple Draws Thousands

    Mahwah Hindu Temple Draws Thousands

    MAHWAH, N.J. — In the eight years since the Hindu Samaj Temple opened in Mahwah, it's attracted thousands of Hindus from a 50-mile radius.They worship. Children take classes. Families celebrate special occasions in the community center. “We dreamt about a temple which had the vision of unity,” said Dinesh Khosla of Saddle River, a law professor credited with the vision.“There are so ...

  8. Clarkstown Native Tumbles Into Next Phase Of Career

    Clarkstown Native Tumbles Into Next Phase Of Career

    MAHWAH, N.J. – After 15 years of leading area gymnastics programs part time, Debby Bassin of Mahwah is ready to open her own Flipper’s Gymnastics facility.Now that the Clarkstown native's children are older — Josh is 12, Audra is 10 — she has the time.There’s a lot to opening such a business. Bassin has identified a 13,000-square-foot facility off Franklin Turnpike in the township.But ...

  9. Bergen Town Is First To Ban Puppy Mill Dogs

    Bergen Town Is First To Ban Puppy Mill Dogs

    EMERSON, N.J. – Emerson became the first town in Bergen County to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs Tuesday night.The borough council unanimously passed an ordinance that restricts kennels and pet store operators from carrying any dogs bred at a facility in which the health of the dogs is disregarded. One council member was absent for the vote.With the decision, Emerson joins dozens of ...

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